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7.  Draw up the medication.  Adults should use all the medication in the vial.  For a child, use the dose prescribed by the doctor.
8.  Replace the needle cap.

9.  Select the site for your injection. To inject yourself safely, become familiar with your body.  Uncover your thigh and look at it.  Now, draw an imaginary line in the middle of your thigh to divide it in half lengthwise.  The outer portion is where you will be injecting.  Now, imagine your thigh divided into three equal portions, from the knee to the hip.  The outer portion of the inner third of your thigh is where you will do the injection.

10.  Use alcohol to cleanse the injection site on your skin.



11.  Remove the cap from the needle.  Hold the syringe like a dart.

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